President Ram Nath Kovind, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan were administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an army hospital on the third day of the second phase of vaccination across the country.
The nationwide inoculation drive began January 16 and it was expanded on March 1 to vaccinate people above 60 years of age and those in the age bracket of 45 to 59 with co-morbidities.
Here's a look at just some of the bigwigs who took the anti-Covid jab.
President Ram Nath Kovind receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of a countrywide inoculation drive in New Delhi. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan receives the first dose of COVID vaccine in Thiruvananthapuram. He urged people to take part in the drive without any hesitation and criticised those involved in spreading rumours and misinformation against taking the shot. Photograph: @vijayanpinarayi/Twitter
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant receives his first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at a primary health centre near Panaji. The 47-year-old politician is a trained medical doctor and comes under the category of health professionals. Photograph: @DrPramodPSawant/Twitter
Former Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Puducherry. Photograph: PTI Photo
Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Deen Dayal Upadhayay hospital in Shimla . Photograph: ANI Photo